Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
A recent study compares the health of Amish children with others, its conclusion boosts support for the so-called hygiene hypothesis: the idea that a lack of early childhood exposure to a diversity of germs can keep the immune system underdeveloped…
By Lindzi Wessel, STAT
The prices of Epipen auto-injectors have soared, so many are turning to manual syringes as a cheaper alternative, but the practice may not be the safest option.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
A report in the journal Pediatrics Monday detailed an allergic reaction suffered by an 11-year-old boy treated at a San Diego hospital that doctors say is linked to the use of their family’s first-generation iPad. Doctors said the boy, who…
By Justin Scuiletti
By Anya van Wagtendonk
For many people with allergies, the arrival of spring is tempered by weeks of wheezing, sneezing, and itching. Even those with perfect immune systems can sympathize with that most tell-tale sign of spring: a nose like a leaky faucet. We…
Mothers-to-be can add one more thing to their list of worries. Scientists now say that exposure to the common cold during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of asthma or allergies in children.
By Sarah Sheffer
Scientists in Cambridge may have made a breakthrough in combating peanut allergies, an affliction that affects a growing segment of American youth.
A new study out Monday find that children's food allergies are now more common, and more severe. Gwen Ifill discusses the findings with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, the lead author of the study.
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